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Dec 18 2023

Washingtonians Cheer WA Department of Ecology for Protecting Outstanding Rivers

A diverse group of community members and organizations are celebrating the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology)’s decision to designate segments of three river systems as Outstanding Resource Waters (ORWs). As […]

Sep 28 2023

Comment Period for Proposed ORW Designations Comes to a Close

Yesterday, the public comment period regarding the proposed Outstanding Resource Waters (ORW) designations for the Cascade, Green, and Napeequa Rivers systems closed. Building a coalition of 240 diverse stakeholders, generating […]

Sep 7 2023

Speak Up for our Outstanding Rivers!

From snowcaps to whitecaps, water connects us all. Washington’s rivers are vital resources that provide us with clean drinking water, sustain fish and wildlife populations, irrigate the farms that feed […]

Aug 4 2023

Icicle Brewing Releases Napeequa Pilsner + Hosts Taproom Event to Support ORW Designations

Working to protect watershed health from peak to pint, our Brewshed® has been a significant part of the ongoing Outstanding Resource Waters (ORW) campaign. Released yesterday, Icicle Brewing in Leavenworth […]

Jul 27 2023
Jul 27 2023

Letter to the Editor Regarding Outstanding Resource Waters Published in Skagit Valley Herald

OPINION—Protect Skagit River’s Tributaries  Skagit Valley Herald | Thursday, July 27, 2023 It was a great moment in January 2022 when the support of hundreds of conservation groups, local governments, […]

Jul 18 2023

WA Dept. of Ecology Announces Comment Period for Proposed ORW Designations

From the Department of Ecology’s website: OLYMPIA – In what would be a first for Washington state, the Department of Ecology is proposing to classify four water bodies as “Outstanding Resource Waters” […]

May 18 2023

43 Years After the Mount St. Helens Eruption, the Green River Valley is #NoPlaceForAMine

As we reflect today on the eruption of Mount St. Helens 43 years ago, take a moment to help us ensure that this place remains protected for future generations. Since […]

Apr 11 2023

WA Wild Awarded $25,000 Grant to Protect Three Washington Rivers

In support of Washington Wild’s ongoing efforts to establish Washington’s first-ever Outstanding Resource Waters (ORW) designations, The Conservation Alliance has awarded our organization $25,000. We would also like to thank […]

Mar 13 2023

News Articles Featuring WA Wild Bring Much-Needed Attention to Pending Oustanding Resource Waters Designations

News Articles Featuring WA Wild Bring Much-Needed Attention to Pending Oustanding Resource Waters Designations

Skagit Valley Herald reporter, Emma Fletcher-Frazer, recently reached out to WA Wild Executive Director, Tom Uniack, to discuss the Department of Ecology’s pending Outstanding Resource Water (ORW) designations. Although Washington […]